World of Warcraft: Dragonflight joins the ranks of games with more involving symbol generators. Both Wowhead and A polygon note that the new alpha version of the expansion has removed the gender related language from the character creator. Instead of the male and female options you often see in these tools, they’re now split into respective ‘Body 1’ and ‘Body 2’ sections. While they effectively offer the same features as before, you can now build a non-gendered adventurer without any awkward wording.
Wowhead also found code that suggests you may choose he/him, she/her, and they/them pronouns in a future release, which may help other players address your character accordingly. Game director Ion Hazikostas also suggested in an interview that there might be a way to choose your character’s voice at some point, though the latest alpha dropped references to that potential feature.
The changes may not be as significant as you would like. You can’t have facial hair and breasts on the same character in the alpha, for example. It can do that though World of Warcraft more attractive if you’re non-binary, transgender, or otherwise don’t fit neatly into conventional gender representations.
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